Sean Thackrey "Pleiades XXIII" Old Vine Red Blend

SKU #1142179

If you try to find the exact cepage on this always-fantastic red blend, you might find yourself gazing up at the heavens for an answer, since you won't get one from the winemaker. The Pleiades might be the only super allocated, cult California wine for under $25, and it's sure to sell out quickly, as previous vintages have. From "One of California's most iconic and mystical winemakers," says Robert Parker, "Sean Thackrey has logged in 20 or more vintages of consistently stunning wines that perhaps say it all with the simple quote on his label: -Sean A. Thackrey, Vintner, Bolinas, California." (08/09)

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/2/2013  | Send Email
It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was touting the XXII and now I'm loving the XXIII! I brought a bottle to Thanksgiving dinner and it was the perfect fun, easy going yet lively wine that was great with everything on the table.

By: Patrick Cu |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/10/2013  | Send Email
There is great news to be had for fans of Sean Thackrey. His new bottling of the Pleiades red blend is fantastic and picks up where the last edition left off. The savory, floral, and black cherry aromas are there. On the palate are raspberries, bing cherries, and a light peppery spice. This wine is still elegant, medium bodied, and well rounded. It’s a great value for twenty dollars, and should do well for Thanksgiving!

By: Mahon McGrath |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/10/2013  | Send Email
The twenty-third Pleiades features aromas of tart raspberry backed with lily. I almost want to say rhubarb, but it never quite gets all the way there. A smidgeon of discrete toast backs the vibrant fruit on the palate. Compared to the previous release, this has a more ample mid-palate, and more of a sense of continuity from beginning to end, while remaining a very light on its feet and graceful, with a transparency of flavor many a Ca. Pinot Noir wishes it had.

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Other Red Wines

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United States

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